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7 Tips for Hanging on to That Hard-Learned Second Language | Language News

7 Tips for Hanging on to That Hard-Learned Second Language | Language News | Second Language | Scoop.it
Afraid of forgetting the language you worked so hard to learn? Here are 7 ways to maintain it over time, even when you're not actively learning it.
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5 Reasons Language Learners Should Acquire More Vocabulary | Language News

5 Reasons Language Learners Should Acquire More Vocabulary | Language News | Second Language | Scoop.it
Grammar is important to achieve fluency, but acquiring a large vocabulary is critical. Here's 5 reasons why all language learners should focus on the vocab.
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Cognates: A Language Learner’s Best and Worst Friends | Language News

Cognates: A Language Learner’s Best and Worst Friends | Language News | Second Language | Scoop.it
A look at why cognates are a language learner's best and worst friends.
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How many languages would be enough? | Language News

How many languages would be enough? | Language News | Second Language | Scoop.it
If you're an avid language learner and you want to really fill your linguistic resume with additional languages - what is the limit? How many should you study?
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9 fascinating facts about the schwa

9 fascinating facts about the schwa | Second Language | Scoop.it
You probably don't realize it, but schwa is the most common vowel sound in English
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Let's Get Physical! Using Gestures to Learn a Foreign Language | Language News

Let's Get Physical! Using Gestures to Learn a Foreign Language | Language News | Second Language | Scoop.it
Using gestures to supplement your language-learning method may boost your progress. So let's get physical!
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Perceptions of Small Talk Around the World | Language News

Perceptions of Small Talk Around the World | Language News | Second Language | Scoop.it
For Americans, making small talk is perfunctory, but that's not the case in every culture. This post looks at perceptions of small talk around the world.
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Second Language Acquisition By The Numbers (INFOGRAPHIC)

Second Language Acquisition By The Numbers (INFOGRAPHIC) | Second Language | Scoop.it
Mounting evidence suggests that learning a second language can be the key to a student's success, supporting everything form increased cognitive function to higher rates of success in school and in the careers that come afterward. It's no wonder that parents and schools across the globe are pushing for increased language education.
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Guy Pulls Off Incredible 'Wheel Of Fortune' Guess - Digg

Guy Pulls Off Incredible 'Wheel Of Fortune' Guess - Digg | Second Language | Scoop.it
You will never guess what this guy guessed to win "Wheel Of Fortune."
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Can Learning a Language Change Your Life? | Language News

Can Learning a Language Change Your Life? | Language News | Second Language | Scoop.it
Here are three stories of how learning a new language changed someone's life in an unexpected way, including new career opportunities, friendships, and travels.
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What a Coca Cola Ad Taught Us About Language Policy in the U.S. | Zach Simon

What a Coca Cola Ad Taught Us About Language Policy in the U.S. | Zach Simon | Second Language | Scoop.it
For a country that considers itself the world's superpower, its citizens are shockingly deficient when it comes to having a knowledge of foreign languages....
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How To Sneeze In Ten Different Languages

How To Sneeze In Ten Different Languages | Second Language | Scoop.it

Manchester-based artist James Champman illustrates how to sneeze in ten different languages. Previously he explored what various animals sound like in different languages.


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Scientists Map What Your Brain Looks Like on English

Scientists Map What Your Brain Looks Like on English | Second Language | Scoop.it
Electrodes make it possible to “see” how the brain listens to linguistic sounds
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Brain imaging proves second language learners can process language to nativelike levels

Brain imaging proves second language learners can process language to nativelike levels | Second Language | Scoop.it
With enough practice, some learners of a second language can process their new language as well as native speakers, research at the University of Kansas shows.
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What are the hardest languages to learn?

What are the hardest languages to learn? | Second Language | Scoop.it
Some languages would require more than a year of study for a native English speaker, while others would take just weeks. Regardless of what language you study, your brain will reap the benefits.
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Want to Boost Your Salary? Try Learning German

Want to Boost Your Salary? Try Learning German | Second Language | Scoop.it
Fluency in foreign tongues may increase your job options — and your pay. Interpreters and translators are among the top five fastest growing occupations
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Being Bilingual Keeps You Sharper As You Get Older

Being Bilingual Keeps You Sharper As You Get Older | Second Language | Scoop.it
Picking up a second language, even later in life, can have benefits for the brain
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5 Things for Adults to Keep in Mind when Learning a Foreign Language | Language News

5 Things for Adults to Keep in Mind when Learning a Foreign Language | Language News | Second Language | Scoop.it
Are you an adult struggling to learn a foreign language? Consider these five things that might change your perspective on language learning.
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Say what? 11 untranslatable words from other cultures [Infographic]

Say what? 11 untranslatable words from other cultures [Infographic] | Second Language | Scoop.it
These are words for very specific emotions or things, and there is no match for them in other languages.
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E.U. Fights to Get Everyone Speaking Same Language on Education

E.U. Fights to Get Everyone Speaking Same Language on Education | Second Language | Scoop.it
Though the objective to get youngsters learning more languages has been restated repeatedly among European Union officials, progress seems to be slowing.
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Don’t Let It Get Away: 6 Ways to Avoid Losing Your Foreign Language Abilities | Language News

Don’t Let It Get Away: 6 Ways to Avoid Losing Your Foreign Language Abilities | Language News | Second Language | Scoop.it
Learn 6 effective ways to avoid losing your foreign language abilities.
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Are some languages harder to learn than others? | Language News

Are some languages harder to learn than others? | Language News | Second Language | Scoop.it
Let's take a look at what makes a language difficult, and explore why it's more about the learner than the language.
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Why does 'will not' become 'won't'?

Why does 'will not' become 'won't'? | Second Language | Scoop.it
Shouldn't it be "willn't"?
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Second Language Acquisition By The Numbers (INFOGRAPHIC)

Second Language Acquisition By The Numbers (INFOGRAPHIC) | Second Language | Scoop.it
Mounting evidence suggests that learning a second language can be the key to a student's success, supporting everything form increased cognitive function to higher rates of success in school and in the careers that come afterward. It's no wonder that parents and schools across the globe are pushing for increased language education.
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Beyond English, best way to teach reading may vary - Futurity

Beyond English, best way to teach reading may vary - Futurity | Second Language | Scoop.it
Phonemic awareness is a common part of teaching children to read English, but researchers say it may not be ideal for other languages, such as Spanish.
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